Receiver help needed

What to chose?

  • Pioneer VSX-D812

    Votes: 6 42.9%
  • Yamaha RX V440

    Votes: 2 14.3%
  • Onkyo - TXSR501

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Harman Kardon AVR 230

    Votes: 1 7.1%
  • JVC RX-8030

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Sony STR-DB790

    Votes: 3 21.4%
  • Denon 1604

    Votes: 2 14.3%
  • Panasonic SA-XR25

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .


Standard Member
Hi. I´ve Been looking for a good receiver for surround music and HT ( With KEF 2005 or Infinity Oreus) in a medium size room for a while now but there are so many choices that my head is spining...
So i need your help and thoughts on this ones because i´m planing to buy next week.

Give me some feedback. I need all the hepl i can get...



Well-known Member
I would say what ever the result you MUST demo the items b4 you buy them or be allowed to be able to return them if you dont like them because you might hate the sound of the amp everyone else loves. Sound is so subjective.


Banned for trading fraud
too many choices?! If you could just eliminate half of them based on features/looks/sound/audition/reputation/built quality/price/warranty....etc it will be a more meaningfull poll

I think



Standard Member
Hi. I guess my favorites are Pioneer, HK, Sony and Yamaha, but i wanted to know your opinions on the others too.
About demos, i´m in Portugal and there´s not many places willing to demo these receivers, and in some cases is hard to find some gear, so i probably will have to order online.

I´m a little surprised about the poll, because i thought HK were a favorite when it comes to music.

I´ve deceided on kef 2005( found them for 800€), so what receiver would match better with them?


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